Equipment Features

  • The best driver ever made

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    The best driver ever What is the best driver ever? The original Callaway Big Bertha? The TaylorMade R7? Perhaps the Titleist 975D? Something else?  We wanted to end the debate and answer that question once and for all.  We asked for your nominations for the best driver ever and used them to create a shortlist of the 16 contenders:  – Nike Covert – TaylorMade SLDR –...

  • The Most Forgiving Irons

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 3 April 2020

    2020 Irons test: We've ranked 54 sets of golf clubs and rated every one by forgiveness so you can find the best irons for you. Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2020 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from...

  • The best PowaKaddy trolley

    Written by Simon Daddow on Friday, 27 March 2020

    In the market for a PowaKaddy golf trolley? Here's everything you need to know about their electric and push trolley range to help you decide which suits your needs and budget.  Anyone who has bought an electric golf trolley over the last decade can’t fail to have considered a PowaKaddy or Motocaddy. Last year, in Britain at least, the pair accounted for...

  • What is putter toe hang? And why is it important?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 26 March 2020

    Putter toe hang can be the defining factor in whether a putter suits your stroke or hinders it. Here's how to decide whether face-balanced, slight or heavy toe hang models best suit you. Getting the right putter model to suit your individual stroke is absolutely crucial if you’re to optimise your putting potential. Make the wrong decision and there’s a real...

  • Find your perfect putter alignment aid

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 26 March 2020

    Long line? Short line? Three lines? No lines? There’s more to putter alignment aids than meets the eye… Ping are primarily an engineering company, so they plough a ton of resources into researching golfers. It means the company’s 75-strong R&D team get to carry out loads of investigations to build what they refer to as their “foundation of knowledge”. The idea...

  • The best driver of 2020

    Tuesday, 21 January 2020

    Which is the best driver of 2020?  Every January there’s a flurry of excitement as golfs biggest brands pull the covers from their new equipment ranges. And more so than any other club, drivers get the lions share of attention. Because drivers cause such a stir every new models already been scrutinized to the minutest detail in online forums, and across...

  • Why you shouldn't chase high launch, low spin in 2020

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 20 January 2020

    Ping have unravelled the mystery behind the perfect driver launch conditions to unlock distance, and for many golfers high launch, low spin isn't the answer. Most brands talk about high launch, low spin with their latest driver models. But infact it turns out it's much more important to optimise drivers for an individuals perfect launch angle and backspin numbers, based on...

  • Which Cleveland irons would suit you?

    Thursday, 19 December 2019

    These two new models from Cleveland are aimed squarely at club golfers, so how do they compare against ping's superb G410s? Cleveland have changed direction over the last few years, choosing to rededicate their design philosophy (other than their RTX4 tour wedges) towards club golfers. Whereas most brands operate a top-down approach, which focuses time and resources on optimising equipment for...

  • Do you really need an adjustable driver?

    Wednesday, 18 December 2019

    Do you really need an adjustable driver? Cleveland say many golfers don't, so we put their new Launcher driver to the test Every top driver launched by the major brands over the last few years has had built-in adjustability, in the form of a hosel adaptor that lets you change loft, lie and face angle, or movable weights to influence launch...

  • TESTED: Wilson Launch Pad vs Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019

    This is the year hybrid irons come of age. For the first time, three major brands are targeting serious growth, from what’s only ever been a stagnant product category. In the past it’s only been mid-market brands shouting about their extra forgiveness, but 2020 sees Cleveland, Wilson and Cobra attacking the category head-on with new launches aimed at making the game...

  • Should you consider a hybrid iron?

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019

    Hybrid irons are built to be both powerful and incredibly forgiving, yet there still remains a stigma around them.  Is it time to put that all aside and try one? Like it or not ego regularly plays a role in every purchasing decisions we make. Whether we’re choosing a new car, smart phone or set of irons our perception of how that...

  • Essential things every new golfer needs

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    So you've decided to take up golf but don't know what you need? From golf clubs to bags and the apparel you need to get - we've got you covered.  Golf Clubs  When you're just taking up golf, you really don't need to spend hundreds of pounds of brand new equipment. You don't even need a full set of clubs.  Related: Best Drivers...

  • TESTED: Which Honma forged iron suits me?

    Written by Simon Daddow on Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Since signing Justin Rose Honma have made big inroads into the consciousness of everyday golfers, especially those considering forged irons as their next set. But with at least six or seven choices, which forged Honma iron might suit you? And who are each of the models aimed at? Honma have a brilliant reputation for producing premium Japanese forged irons. So to help...

  • 9 Equipment fixes to help get the most out of your game

    Written by Simon Daddow on Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Nine equipment fixes to help you get the most out of your game Struggling on the course with your driver? Can't seem to create a consistent putting stroke? It might be time to upgrade what's in your golf bag. As part of our Fast Fixes series, TG's Equipment Expert Simon Daddow talks you through nine simple and effect ways you could change...

  • Putter test: TaylorMade TP Patina v Odyssey Toulon Vegas

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    TaylorMade TP Patina v Odyssey Toulon Vegas: How do two high-end, big-name putters compare head to head? Over the last five years Sean Toulon – whose Toulon Design became part of Odyssey and Callaway after he left a 15-year stint at TaylorMade – has become one of golf's hottest putter designers. So good, in fact, Toulon believes his premium flatsticks are...

  • Best waterproof jackets 2019

    Wednesday, 13 November 2019

    Looking for a new waterproof jacket? These are at the top of our list for 2019 As the weather turns more unpredictable, we'd happily put any of these waterproof jackets into our bags 1. Galvin Green Andres - £290 We're big fans of Galvin Green's Gore-Tex Paclite performance for golf. Andres is great as it's very, very light, it allows you to layer...

  • How to choose your next set of forged irons

    Friday, 8 November 2019

    For many golfers forged irons are the pinnacle of the game, up there on an aspirational pedestal as the hallmark of a decent ball striker. Forged models have grown massively in popularity over the last five years and thanks to this renaissance there are now more of them on sale than ever before. The best options don’t just cover off the needs...

  • TESTED: Which forged iron suits my game?

    Friday, 8 November 2019

    For many golfers forged irons are the pinnacle of the game, up there on an aspirational pedestal as the hallmark of a decent ball striker. Forged models have grown massively in popularity over the last five years and thanks to this renaissance there are now more of them on sale than ever before. The best options don’t just cover off the needs...

  • Beat the chill with the best warm golf tops money can buy

    Wednesday, 6 November 2019

    The cooler golfing days are here again... but you'll be happy to play whatever the temperature with one of these insulating golf tops.  Ping Norse Primaloft II – £150 Primaloft Silver insulation inside the Norse is thin, lightweight and water-resistant and it stays warm even if wet. Breathable, stretchy material ensures comfort on and off the course. www.pingcollection.co.uk Peter Millar Legacy Wind Fleece...

  • How to choose a new driver

    Written by Simon Daddow on Monday, 4 November 2019

    Which new golf driver should I choose? With dozens of clubs on the market it’s difficult to know where to start if you want a new one. Are you searching for a new driver but don't know where to start?  To help narrow down your choices, we recommend that you start by looking at your swing speed and realising which design traits...

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